this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. an unparalleled attack by the prime minister on eu officials and politicians, accusing them of making threats to try to influence the outcome of the general election. threats against britain have been issued by european politicians and officials. all of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election. we won't threaten europe on the way into brexit. and, above all, we'll put forward a proposal and a plan for britain. an eu source dismisses theresa may's claims as pure fantasy — the eu chief negotiator denies planning to punish britain for brexit. there is no punishment, there is no brexit bill, the financial settlement is only about settling the accounts. a 20—year—old student is found guilty of planting a home—made bomb on a busy london underground tube train. it's ten years to the day
that three—year—old madeleine mccann disappeared. what one local resident told the police she saw a decade ago is now reported to be a significant part of the investigation. and the camera that makes this bionic hand more versatile than any before it. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister has made an unparalleled attack on eu politicians and officials, accusing them of trying to influence the result of the general election. just minutes after she'd had an audience with the queen
at buckingham palace, theresa may said the eu's position on brexit had hardened. her comments came after the european union's chief negotiator, michel barnier, warned that it was an illusion to think the brexit process could be painless. labour has accused mrs may of using brexit for political gain. here's our political editor laura kuenssberg. what was on her mind with that raise of the eyebrows? not just the formalities of revving up for an election... which she, remember, was not obliged to call. but theresa may seems determined to play the brexit card for all it is worth. setting her face against brussels, she wants you to believe she won't be messed around. whoever wins on the 8th ofjune and will face one overriding task — to get the best possible deal for this united kingdom from brexit.
and in the last few days, we have seen just how tough these talks are likely to be. britain's negotiating position in europe has been misrepresented in the continental press. the european commission's negotiating stance has hardened. threats against britain have been issued by european politicians and officials. all of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election that will take place on the 8th ofjune. yes, she did just accuse some in the eu of interfering in our election. the events of the last few days have shown that whatever our wishes and however reasonable the positions of europe's other leaders, there are some in brussels who do not want these talks to succeed, who do not want britain to prosper. this brexit negotiation is central to everything.
if we don't get the negotiation right, your economic security and prosperity will be put at risk and the opportunity you seek for your families simply not happen. if we do not stand up and get this negotiation right, we risk the secure and well—paid jobs we want for our children and our children's children too. if we don't get the negotiation right, if we let the bureaucrats of brussels run over us, we will lose the chance to build a fairer society with real opportunity for all. the last few days have seen the intensity of the jousting over the eu become even more troublesome, but using all the trappings of downing street, theresa may has just upped the ante even further, even accusing some in brussels of trying to make trouble in the general election. just who could she have had in her sights? chief negotiator
at the eu commission? i give the floor to michel barnier... days after a tense downing street dinner, among suggestions that the uk would have to pay 100 billion as we leave the eu. some have created the illusion that brexit would have no material impact on our lives, or that negotiations can be concluded quickly and painlessly. this is not the case. more cryptically, less diplomatically, he said: just like when hill walking, you have to learn the rules, or accidents happen. the government didn't start the day with a subtle message. the tories were eager to make disputed claims about labour's plan for tax. butforget that, every question was about the possible bill
from brussels, and rather than ramp up the row, those two had tried to turn it down. can i ask you both not to hide behind the fact that there will be negotiations? in this election, don't voters deserve to know how much of that taxpayers cash they may be asked to stump up? is that figure closer to zero or 100 billion? the public want one thing. they want a good outcome to this negotiation, the best possible outcome. we do that in the negotiating room, not by negotiating with a megaphone. i am not surprised people are manoeuvring for the opening advantage in that negotiation. that approach long gone by the afternoon, above all else, it is election time. and brexit creates opportunities and problems for every party. i voted leave, and i am proud to have voted leave, and i knew what i was voting for. the real message out of this spat between juncker and may is that this is what will happen over
the next two years. you and our children will have a deal which you have to live with for the next several decades, and none of us will be given a say. theresa may has some formidable foes, and they will use this against her. what we have seen today is her trying to make the eu the bogeyman in order to do that, but she's playing a dangerous game because by poisoning the atmosphere of these negotiations, she risks getting a bad deal or no deal. her rivals wonder if she really means it. i don't think anyone in brussels really believes that theresa may is prepared to walk away without signing a comprehensive deal. but it is labour that is vulnerable in a big way. theresa may is after their traditional support. we will negotiate a brexit that works for all, for the many, not the few. we won't threaten europe on the way into brexit and above all in this election campaign, we will put forward a proposal and a plan for britain which is about dealing with inequality and injustice. behind the gates, theresa may
was never going to be the kind of politician simply to agree. but even in the heat of an election campaign, strong words cannot be unsaid. well, as we've been hearing several figures have been banded around today about what the cost will be for britain to leave the eu, 50 or 60 billion euros. a report in today's financial times said the bill could be as high as 100 billion. well, we can speak now to our political correspondent alex forsyth, who's following developments on this story from westminster. alex, i must say, it is only officially day one of the election campaign. some very colourful language and strong positions being taken from the outset? theresa may has really ramped up the rhetoric around the brexit negotiations, but of course brexiters the backdrop to the election and making those
accusations of brussels, the claim that somewhere trying to interfere with the election, that was an extraordinary moment. theresa may and the conservatives might think that will play well with some voters in the uk, those who supported brexit and want to see theresa may ta ke brexit and want to see theresa may take a tough and stance go into the negotiations with the firm hand. she drew the parallels between leaving the eu with a bad deal or no deal, what that would mean for, in her words, hard—working families, really trying to make sure that people felt they had a stake in but she was the best person to go into those. there isa best person to go into those. there is a gamble theresa may, not everybody supported brexit in the uk and we have heard from her political rivals and opponents that theresa may is playing politics with the really important negotiation. there is another aspect. if theresa may wins the election she will be the one sitting around the table with
cov leaders to try to negotiate the terms of brexit, and in using the language she did today, it will no doubt cause anger among some in brussels. the reports we have had from the eu, a senior eu source said they dismissed the suggestion is that theresa may made about any interference in the election, dismissed them as pure fantasy. but the tensions around the brexit talks have ramped up. it seems to me there isa have ramped up. it seems to me there is a different view from london and a different view in brussels and an awful long way to go before we get, first, the election, then the actual brexit? there are two sides entering into a difficult negotiation, there is positioning. both sides want to be seen as thurman is done some perhaps they can then reach compromise, but the positions are quite far apart. the brexit bill that you mentioned, we heard from michel barnier, the lead negotiator
for the eu, that there will have to bea for the eu, that there will have to be a settlement of the uk's financial obligations. brexit secretary david davies says it will meet its legal obligations but it will not be whatever the eu wants. this is one of several issues which will have to be was old pretty early on before we even get to the really big things like what the uk's future trading relationship will look like. the one thing that every side agrees on, when there is so much difference between them, is that it will not be an easy process. alex forsyth, thank you very much. well, what's the view been in brussels and across europe to theresa may's attack on the eu? this assessment comes from our europe editor, katya adler. i have been speaking to the officials who don't talk in public but to want the eu's opinions known, they are describing theresa ‘s
assertion that brussels is interfering in the election campaign is pure fantasy. they say the eu is in favour of the selection, they wa nt in favour of the selection, they want a british government with public backing so they can start the brexit negotiations, they are absolutely saying there is no interference at all on this side. their interpretation of theresa may's comments are that she is in the middle of an election campaign, they do not believe she would play down a row with brussels if she thinks it can get public backing, but none of this helps process of brexit get off to a favourable start even though both sides say they want a good outcome. so while theresa may has been arguing that the election is all about who is more able to handle tough brexit talks, labour turned its attention to the nhs today. the party says it will suspend plans for the health service in england which entail the closure of some hospital services. the proposals from nhs england — which are supported by the government — are aimed at treating more patients in the community. 0ur health editor hugh pym has the story. protests against nhs closures are nothing new,
but in some communities like huddersfield, concerns about cuts are growing. this protest last autumn was in reaction to plans to remove a&e services at the local hospital. campaigners say people will suffer because of longerjourney times. patients are going to be dispersed all around the north of the country. those will involve longer trips and the longer the trip, the more danger there is in the situation. labour's john ashworth, at a meeting of activists from huddersfield and around yorkshire, said he wanted to halt closures, specifically by stalling nhs reform plans in england. we say, let's have a moratorium on them and let's step back and have a full review of them. when we review them, it must involve clinicians, but let's involve the people as well. so far, they have been cut out of the decisions, and we don't think that is fair. the nhs reform documents are known as sustainability and transformation plans and have been published in 44 areas across england. some involve hospital bed cuts
and service reductions, with funds reinvested in community care. the southwest london plan involves the possible reduction of five hospital sites to four. local campaigners say this one, st helier, faces closure. the plan's authors say that resources will be shifted into local area teams involving gps, social care staff and nurses, providing care closer to people's homes. the conservatives' jeremy hunt said in a written statement that labour's plan was nonsensical as the party had previously backed the reforms. he said they were supported by top doctors and nurses in the nhs and would improve patient care. the liberal democrats said the real issue was lack of investment in the nhs. if there is not enough money in the system, however you reject those services, you're never going to be able to provide the quality of care that is needed. that is why as a party, the liberal democrats are calling for significant investment to be made in the nhs.
nhs leaders say in response to rising patient demand and stretched resources, the plans are all about treating more people away from hospitals. whoever is in government can expect more intense political debate over the process. hugh pym, bbc news. police have been granted more time to question a man arrested in westminster last week on suspicion of terrorism offences. he was detained after a concerned family member contacted the police. they recovered several knives following his arrest in front of crowds of tourists. scotland yard says he remains in custody and can be questioned until the 11th of may. a student has been found guilty of planting a home—made bomb on a tube train in london. damon smith, who's 20, packed a rucksack with explosives, ball bearings and a timer which was set to go off within minutes at north greenwich station.
our home affairs correspondent june kelly has the story. alone on a london underground platform, damon smith is caught on cctv priming his device to explode on the tube. it's inside a rucksack and he has timed it to go offjust after 11am. surrounded by passengers, he feigns interest in his book. further down the line, he gets off, but he's abandoned the rucksack in the carriage and left the device, packed with ball bearings, to detonate. the rucksack was eventually spotted. north greenwich station was evacuated. although parts of the device were viable, it failed to explode. if it had detonated, it certainly would have endangered life. without a doubt would have caused mass casualties and certainly would have caused substantial damage to the underground system. he had an unhealthy interest in firearms and violence, particularly mass shootings in america. and although he was in possession of some is material, we cannot prove his motivation or certainly his ideology. this was damon smith
in a police interview. he has asperger‘s syndrome, a form of autism. when i was on the tube i realised it was going to stratford. right. and i thought it would be a good time to leave my bag for a prank. a former friend witnessed his developing interest in extremist violence. he was showing me videos of isis grabbing a knife and cutting off people's heads slowly. he was, doesn't this look sort of fun and all that. i was like, no it doesn't, it looks a bit wrong, actually. damon smith used an al-qaeda bomb—making manual to help him construct his device. but he denied he held extreme political views. however the jury decided he did set out to attack tube travellers. june kelly, bbc news. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered
in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0pm in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are the broadcaster and author, damejoan bakewell and colleen graffy, professor of international law at pepperdine university. it is 18 minutes past eight. let's look at the headlines. theresa may has made an unparalleled attack on european union officials and politicians, accusing them of using threats to try to influence the outcome of the general election. labour say the prime minister is playing party games with brexit for political advantage. and eu source dismisses the prime minister's claims as pure fantasy. the eug negotiator has denied planning to punish britain for leaving the european union. as we have just heard, 20—year—old student has been found guilty of planting a home—made bomb on a busy london underground tube train.
let's go to the bbc sports centre and get the latest from 0lly foster. the second of the champions league finals is under way. monaco are facing juventus, at home in the first leg. although the home side had the best of the early chances, juventus scored the opening goal for the italians just before the half—hour mark. they lead 1—0. the first of the europa league semifinals has been played tonight. ajax beat lyon 4—1 in the first leg in amsterdam. they were 2—0 up at the break. chelsea loonie bertrand
traore scored. manchester united play celta vigo tomorrow night in spain in the first leg of their semifinal. liverpool legend kenny dalglish is going to have a stand at anfield named after him. is going to have a stand as a player the scot won six league titles, three european cups and an fa cup as a manger he won three more league titles and two fa cups. liverpool legend kenny dalglish is going to have a stand he continues to play a significant role following the hillsborough disaster which claimed the lives of 96 fans in 1989. he does a lot with those families and the hill —— hillsboro support group. the centenary stand will become the kenny dalglish stand in an official ceremony later this year in recognition of the 66—year—old's contribution to the club. goldie sayers says she will leave athletics with a deep sense of injustice. the sa—year—old, who won 11 british javelin titles, confirmed her retired from the sport today after 20 years which saw her compete at three olympic games.
she is still waiting to receive her bronze medal from the 2008 olympics where she came fourth behind the russian doping cheat, mariya aba kumova, who had won silver. the best moment of my career was stolen, which is incredibly frustrating, and you know, i've been angry about it, but also happy that i can say that potentially i'm an olympic medallist. i dread to think how much i have lost financially, in sponsorship, i broke the british record and produced one of the furthest performances for someone finishing outside the medals. that performance on that day would have been a solid silver medal in every 0lympics, so it's, you know, it's a bitter pill to swallow. fernando alonso has been given the all—clear to race at the indianapolis 500 at the end of the month. he drove an indycar for the first time today as the the two—time formula one champion looks to complete motor racing's triple crown of winning
the monaco grand prix, indianapolis 500 and le mans 2a hours. he has won the monaco race, which he's skipping this year to race in america. he successfully completed a series of speed tests at the brickyard today, allowing him to take part. coalfa ce as coalface as to his behaviour the fed cup tie last month, ilie nastase will not be given his customary invitation to sit at the royal box in middlesbrough. he was there a mania captain for their match against great britain last month, he was ejected from backstage after swearing at the british captain anne keothavong and the umpire and the british number one hannah konta. he has called the wimbledon organisers small—minded. he has been provisionally suspended by the international fed is —— tennis federation as they investigate a
number of comments he made the week. so good news for you, there is space for you in the royal box. it is ten years to the day since three—year—old madeleine mccann went missing from a holiday apartment in the portuguese village of praia da luz. her disappearance sparked a huge police search and worldwide attention which cast a shadow on the resort. but a decade later — despite extensive international inquiries — the investigation remains open. jon kay reports. ten years. ten years since everything changed here. a little girl vanished on a holiday with her parents. it's unbelievable that there's been nothing. you know, nobody‘s found anything. this comes into my mind every single day. jenny murat is still haunted by what happened. she only lives a few yards from the block where madeleine disappeared. back then she set up a stall,
appealing for information. but it was something she saw herself that is now reported to be a significant part of this investigation. she remembers driving past the mccann's apartment on the night madeleine vanished and seeing a young woman acting suspiciously right outside. i noticed her there and she kind of looked as if she was trying to hide. i do remember that she was wearing a plum coloured top. jenny murat says she informed the police at the time, but this is the first time she has talked about it publicly. she also told me she saw a brown car that night speeding towards the mccanns' apartment, going the wrong way down a one—way street. itwas a... one of the small cars, like a rental car, the normal everyday sort of rental cars. were you able to see the driver? i saw the driver. i was beside the driver. both of us looked at each other and i think he had a very british look about him.
please give our little girl back. ten years of publicity have produced ten years of theories. and still no answers. it's had a huge impact on my personality... jenny murat‘s son robert was the first person to be made an "arguido" or named a suspect in the case. a decade on, his name may have been cleared, but he cannot bear to look online. i'd like to know the truth. not theories. i just want to know why that was the case. it didn't only lead to me being destroyed, it led to my whole family being destroyed and affected by those allegations. it was completely untrue. did you have anything to do with madeline mccann's disappearance? tonight panorama tracks down a former receptiont manager from the mccanns' hotel. he was never a suspect, but was questioned by british police two years ago. what did you tell them about that night?
0nly questions about the timetable and things like that. vitor dos santos denies any involvement in what happened to madeleine. ten years and many here are fed up with all the attention. ten years and many others can't let go. john kay, bbc news, praia da luz. the bbc panorama programme about madeleine mccann is on bbc one at 9pm. creating a bionic hand that is as sensitive and versatile as the human version has long been the ambition for scientists. now they are a step closer. researchers have developed a bionic hand that has a camera embedded in it. within milliseconds the hand sees an object and decides which type of grip it needs to pick it up. here's our disability affairs correspondent nikki fox. a prosthetic with potential. a bionic hand that for the first
time can pick up objects almost instantaneously. in fact it is ten times quicker than what is currently available. ok, let's try it again. doug is one of a number of amputees trialling this new technology. it is a life changer, yeah. i guess the first time i got the hand to work, it is quite emotional, really. you know, deep down, you know, i'm working something i lost 20 years ago, you know. so how does it work? 0n the face of it it is very simple. it is down to a 99p webcam. what we have done is to take one image, one snapshot from the object, and within a fraction of a second come up with the best grip. a picture from that object is taken and the hand moves on to the right grip mode. and then it is moved across. so clever. so why are these developments so crucial? there are three types of prosthetics currently available on the nhs. this is a body powered arm.
many find it cumbersome. in fact studies suggest that nearly half choose not to wear one. anne has been working with amputees for years. she thinks the all seeing hand is a significant step forward. i think they are really exciting. i think they're something that patients have been asking forfor a very long time. a wide variety of patients are very keen to have a prosthesis but a prosthesis that actually does something functional. the camera can be miniaturised and embedded into the back of the hand. this is stilljust a prototype, right now it only has four grips. but the team are creating a database of everyday objects so eventually it can learn to pick up something it has never seen before. but because in many ways it is such a simple and potentially cheap solution, it means that this bionic hand may be available in the very near future. nikki fox, bbc news. the royal mint has confirmed that
some new £1 coins are entering circulation of holes and blemishes. it said that this was likely to be due to the volume of claims being made at speed. the 12 sided coin, introduced last month, was said to have a range of hi—tech features. 0ut have a range of hi—tech features. out of shape versions of the coins are being auctioned online, with starting prices as high as £5,000. that is an awful lot of coins! prospects for the weather, nick has the details. a fine end to the day in scotland and northern ireland. crowd has increased towards england and wales. 0vernight, maybe some light showers, some patchy light rain that lots of dry weather. in the clear areas in northern england and especially
northern ireland and scotland it will be a chilly night, especially oral spots where some will end up close to freezing, maybe a fewer isolated pockets of frost in scotland. good sunny spells in scotland, northern ireland and northern england. writer breaks in the clouds covering other parts of england and wales but also the chance of showers. this brisk north—easterly breeze is pegging temperatures by: north sea coasts, it should be a windy day for many tomorrow compared with today, highest temperatures will be in any sunshine across western parts, but even here not as warm as today. quite windy, gusty day on friday, sunny spells across the north of the uk. this bbc news.
theresa may has made an unparalleled attack on european union officials and politicians, accusing them of making threats against britain to try to influence the outcome of the general election. labour say the pm is "playing party games with brexit" for political advantage. threats against britain have been issued by european politicians and officials. all of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election. we won't threaten europe on the way in to brexit. and above all we'll put forward a proposal and a plan for britain. an eu source dismisses the pm's claims as "pure fantasy" — the eu chief negotiator has denied planning to punish britain for leaving the european union.
a student has been found guilty of planting a home—made bomb on a tube train in london. 20—year—old damon smith packed a rucksack with explosives, set to go off within minutes at north greenwich station. ten years on from the disappearance of madeleine mccann — we return to praia da luz as british police say their investigation remains open. the two contenders for the french presidency will go head—to—head tonight in a tv debate seen as the climax of a long and bitter campaign. the aims of the centrist emmanuel macron and his far right rival marine le pen is to win relu cta nt rival marine le pen is to win reluctant and largely undecided voters. this is what is going on at the moment. this isjust outside paris. that is marine le pen, the right—wing candidate. and emanuel
macron, who is the centrist candidate. translation: always to have depay and make more sacrifices and more effort. you said apl, well, we're not going to carry on paying for 20 million homes through these, sort of, alliances for housing. well, if you cut that, lots of people would be able to find any. and i would like particularly young people to have an increase of 25% in that area. i also don't think students area. i also don't think students are thought of march. there will be an increase of family allowances, something which was reduced by the socialists, a government you were a pa rt socialists, a government you were a part of, and will go to the universality of family allocations which will make it possible again for all these families to carry out
all of the efforts that you asked from them when you were a minister and part of that government. all that should disappear. whatever the level of the income. yes, absolutely, that is what is meant by universal allowance. the candidate of purchasing power, you were the candidate, but it is important to make that difference and to know the philosophy behind you. it is a society where many people can vote, men, people... and mr berger was one of your supporters. he wanted to supply his income as profit. that isn't my position. i believe that giving, i believe that... making the right efforts by people
who are working in the third sector, imean, who are working in the third sector, i mean, people will have an extra quarter... and people can support them families, for example, day will be entitled... we heard a lot from marine le pen there. we were hoping to hear from emmanuel macron. marine le pen there. we were hoping to hearfrom emmanuel macron. i didn't think he was going to get a word in. but he is speaking. let's go to our paris correspondent, who is listening in carefully. what sort of debate has it... this has been on for half an hour, hasn't it? what sort of debate has it been? hats off to the translator. they are at it hammerand to the translator. they are at it hammer and tongs. it is incendiary stuff. it is really gripping. certainly at the beginning it was, anyway, because what the difference is between this one and the previous one, there are two, so they are
looking at each other in the eye. you see the gulf that separates them. they represent two completely different versions and visions of france. they are both behaving just about in accordance with the rules of public behaviour, they would be at each other physically. they really don't like each other. marine le pen has come out with the gloves off. i think she has decided without advisers that she has the ground to make up and she will attack. and my goodness she attacked in the opening five minutes when she laid in with all of the insults really aggressively, talking about him being behind a mask, and that there was the coldness of the bank behind him, all of that stuff. she is trying to rile him. on substance she doesn't come across as being particularly strong. but she is just trying to rile him. he isn't really rising to the debate. he is a very composed cookie, emmanuel macron,
and he is fighting back with reasoned argument and trying to stay cool reasoned argument and trying to stay cool. he is staying cool. 0n reasoned argument and trying to stay cool. he is staying cool. on balance he has it for me so far. remind us what the opinion polls were telling us what the opinion polls were telling us from before the debate. she is well behind. 41 to 59. i don't think she thinks she can win this election really, deep down, but she wants to make a big effect now say that she scores well in the election, even if she doesn't win. that's important for art the election, so she can say she is the main opposition. —— that is important for after the election, so she can say she is the main opposition candidate. thanks very much. well let's get more now on the substance of the difference between theresa may and the eu's chief brexit negotiator, michel barnier, after he set out the eu's position on the uk leaving the union. but it's worth pointing out that mr barnier was only been given the authority to begin the first phase of these negotiations. he has no legal mandate to talk about future trade ties yet, even if the uk demands it.
chris morris has been looking at what the initial sticking points between the two sides are likely to be. the two biggest issues will be guaranteeing the right after brexit of eu citizens here in the uk and brits elsewhere in the eu. and then the single financial settlement, settling the accounts before the uk leaves. let's take this one by one. . . leaves. let's take this one by one... first citizens' rights. this is pensions, health care, the rights of family members decades into the future. but the biggest problem might bejurisdiction. future. but the biggest problem might be jurisdiction. where legally are they? the rights of eu citizens will be guaranteed under uk law here. but the eu says that isn't acceptable. michel barnier said that at the moment their rights are guaranteed by the european court of justice and he wanted that to
continue. anything else, he said, would be just an continue. anything else, he said, would bejust an illusion, just continue. anything else, he said, would be just an illusion, just a promise. we've heard about the second issue a lot and that is the single financial settlement. the eu wa nts a single financial settlement. the eu wants a clear agreement on the method of calculating the bill before it says that sufficient progress is being made in this first phase of negotiation. the problem is, how do you make that calculation? the eu seems to be going for the broadest possible interpretation. financial obligations resulting from the whole period of uk membership of the eu should be taken into account. that means potentially even money that gets spent after we've left. the attitude of many countries in the eu has hardened over the last few weeks, which is why some estimates of the bill are now as high as 100 billion euros. i don't think it will end up there. but economists say evenif end up there. but economists say even if it is tens of billions of euros, then economically that amounts pretty insignificant compared to the challenge of rebooting our entire trade
relationship with the rest of the eu and the rest of the world. but politically, it is going to be very tough. michel barnier says it isn't meant to be a punishment, but some people in the uk it may feel like that. well we can now speak to catherine barnard, who's professor of eu law at cambridge university. she joins us live from cambridge. good evening. can wejust good evening. can we just start on this matter of citizens' rights. chris was saying it is a complicated issue. but in your view, what will happen at the end of the brexit process ? happen at the end of the brexit process? will the european court of justice still have oversight of citizens from the rest of europe living here. i think there is a good chance of that. because that is what the documents that were published today made clear. that is what the eu wants. furthermore, they say citizens' rights isn't just eu wants. furthermore, they say citizens' rights isn'tjust a quick snapshot of today, or in two years'
time, but, of course, there are —— they are a lifetime's worth of rights. people with health care issues, people building up pension entitlements. what is striking about the document today is that the commission wants those rights to be guaranteed throughout the lifetime of the eu national living in the uk and the uk national living abroad. we may be talking decades of eu supervision in some form, the eu says it has got to be done by the court ofjustice says it has got to be done by the court of justice and says it has got to be done by the court ofjustice and the commission. i gather there are other ways of doing it. i gather there is a president from a different sort of court when the relationship is rather looser. i cannot remember who was mentioned in connection with this but that is the case at the moment, isn't it? it certainly is possible. all sorts of trade agreements have different types of oversight, whether it be arbitration bodies, or consultative councils.
but what the commission is saying that it wants, in respect of citizens, it has got to be the court ofjustice. and in respect of other parts of the agreement there has got to bea parts of the agreement there has got to be a robust body, an independent body, but a body that doesn't threaten the european court of justice. let's move on to the business of what's been talked about as the new divorce bill, or the money that's got to be paid backwards and forwards. enormous figures are being tossed about. there doesn't seem to be any measure of agreement at all. from your perspective, from european union regulations, where do you reckon the truth lies? as always in these negotiations, it lies somewhere between the two figures. we've heard 60 billion has been on the table for some time. now we are seeing reports in the financial times that it is up to 100 billion. as your early report pointed out, there has been a hardening of attitudes. what you are seeing here is that the eu is
looking at every box, every cupboard to see, are their bits of money the uk should be paying up to the eu? and then putting it on the table. and then putting it on the table. and then putting it on the table. and then there will be negotiation. remember, even if the figure were to be 100 billion, which i don't think it will be finally, but if it were, some of that money will come back to the uk in the form of grants. some of it concerns loans the uk has agreed to pay. and when they have been paid, loans to the ukraine, for example, the uk will get money back. 100 billion is too accrued a figure. there will be negotiations. difference between gross and net, isn't it? when you talk about a loan to ukraine, one thinks that might ta ke to ukraine, one thinks that might take a while to get that sort of money back. absolutely. do you remember, let's say for argument sake, it is somewhere between 60 and 100 billion, we won't be required to write a check up front. it will be
paid over a number of years. but remember that check, in whatever form it takes, will be in euros. that means that there is a currency risk if there are currency fluctuations over that period. thank you very much forjoining us this evening. we have some breaking news about the investigation into the shooting in dorset you will recall that mr guy hedger was killed, shot and killed in the early hours of sunday morning at his homes. there have been three arrests. we've just been at his homes. there have been three arrests. we'vejust been hearing from dorset police that a fourth person has been arrested as the murder investigation carries on. the arrest was made today after a man attended bournemouth police stations. that is a fourth arrest now as the police continue their investigations into that murder of guy hedger in ringwood. the headlines: theresa may has made
an unparalleled attack on european union officials and politicians, accusing them of making threats to try to influence the outcome of the general election. labour says the prime minister is playing party games with brexit for political advantage. in eu source dismissed her claims is pure fantasy. the eu chief negotiator has denied planning to punish britain for leaving the european union. in other news: a 20—year—old student is found guilty of plotting a home—made bomb on a busy london underground tube train. and a look at a financial markets... —— and a look at the financial markets... ina in a moment, the last of their kind,
why these killer whales are in danger and how man—made chemicals are to blame. donald trump is welcome to the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas to the white house and said he was willing to play any role to achieve peace in the middle east. palestinians and israelis must work together so that people can live, thrive and prosper in thumb. i will do whatever is necessary to anything they would like to do, but i would love to be a mediator, arbitrator or facilitator. and we will this done. palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, said palestinians were committed to a peace agreement that would create two separate states based on the 1967 borders. translation: the comprehensive peace
macro based on the two state solution would give a great impetus to the arab peace initiative and other initiatives, international initiatives, as well as it enables to fight andy turnell terrorism and fight the criminal isis, that will also allow the islamic countries to have no relations with israel. —— as well as it enables to fight and deter terrorism. of course the general election isn't the only election underway. tomorrow voters across england, scotland and wales will go to the polls for local elections. 0ur chief political correspondent vicki young has been looking at the battle ground areas. almost 5000 seats are up for grabs but none in northern ireland. in scotland, these elections involve all 32 councils, and were last contested in 2012. back then the snp won the most seats but labour wasn't far behind. a key battle ground this time will be glasgow city council where
labour's held overall control since 1980. in wales, all 22 councils are being elected. labour performed strongly five years ago, and it's defending almost 600 seats. far more than any other party. plaid cymru and the tories are hoping for gains and ukip could build on its good showing in the welsh assembly elections. in england there are 3a elections, most of them for county councils. and this is a traditional area of strength for the conservatives, who have twice as many seats as labour. the liberal democrats are hoping to claw back some of the ground they've lost over the past few years. and labour's strength will be tested in the councils they control in derbyshire, lancashire, nottinghamshire. so, with a general election next month how much should we read into tomorrow's results? they will give us indications of whether the conservatives really are a long way ahead in the opinion polls. whether they really are advancing in scotland. are labour really in trouble across the length
and breadth of great britain? of course, we shouldn't assume that what happens on thursday will necessarily be replicated exactly in the general election ballot boxes. in six areas of england there will be a significant change to local government with the election of new metro mayors in manchester, liverpool, the west midlands, tees valley, the west of england, and cambridge and peterborough. these mayors will mostly be responsible for economic development. doncaster and north tyneside are also voting for local authority mayors. local elections won't necessarily tell us much about how people might vote in a national contest, but as the results come in on friday, party leaders will seize on anything that suggests that they have momentum heading into the general election onjune the 8th. facebook is hiring 3000 people to
monitor hate speech, child abuse himself from being broadcast on the website. the chief executive, mark zuckerberg, said the new team would help people respond quickly when videos of people hurting themselves and others appear on the website. a man was killed in a video streamed live on facebook and another killed his baby daughter and then himself ina his baby daughter and then himself in a live stream. there are just eight of them left in the waters around the uk — and now there are serious concerns about the future of britain's last remaining killer whales after one of the pod was found dead on the coast of west scotland last year. scientists say it had been contaminated with "shocking" levels of a toxic chemical banned in the 1970s. 0ur science correspondent, rebecca morelle reports. they are the uk's last killer whales. found off the west coast of scotland, today this pod has just eight animals. but they're in trouble. last year, the group lost a female. lulu was found dead on the shores of the inner hebrides. she'd become caught up in fishing line. this is lulu's skull,
this is the head... her skeleton is now stored at the national museum scotland. tests showed she was heavily contaminated with man—made chemicals, called pcbs. the levels that we found in lulu were 20 times higher than the levels we would expect in citations that weren't suffering any effects of pcbs. that puts her as one of the most contaminated animals on the planet. in killer whales, the chemicals can stop the animal from bearing young. they harm the immune system, and also the brain. for lulu, one theory is that pcbs may have severely impaired her intelligence, perhaps leading to her deadly entanglement in fishing nets. here in the laboratory, the curing effect of heat is shown... pcbs were once man—made
wonder chemicals. used in everything from plastics to electrics. but it was later discovered they were toxic, and from the 1970s a series of bans around the world were put into place. but they have stuck around. especially in landfill sites that contain the materials they were once used in. today, the pcb problem lives on. especially in our oceans. the chemicals are long—lasting, they do not break down easily. and it is estimated that there is still more than a million tonnes of contaminated material in europe, and this is leaching from the land into the sea, and on into the marine food chain. some scientists say more needs to be done to clear pcbs from the environment. but uk officials say levels are declining. the controls we have in place are working, it is just that they take a very long time to disappear. and they‘ re probably disappearing into the sediment at the bottom of the sea, and occasionally when that sediment is stirred up it brings them
back to the surface. so it is going to take a very long time for them to disappear completely. pcbs are of global concern, but with so few killer whales left in the uk, it is a problem that is sharply felt. it is likely the rest of lulu's pod is also heavily contaminated, making their future very uncertain. rebecca morell, bbc news. it's the most high profile arts prize in britain, and for years its been the preserve of young british artists. this year, for the first time since 1991, the turner prize has scrapped its age limit, and two artists over 50 have made it to the short list. 0ur arts correspondent david sillito reports. you certainly did not expect this? no, not at all. not at all. not at all! i mean, it does make me laugh. it has been a strange day for lubaina himid.
she has painted for more than 35 years and today at the age of 62, she is on the turner prize short list. her paintings bring black lives and faces to often very white art galleries. this is perhaps her signature work, 100 life—size portraits made when... you were 50. i was. did you think that national recognition was probably past you by then? probably. and now? i hadn't thought about the turner prize in terms of nominations or shortlisting for a couple of decades. born in zanzibar, she has lived and taught here in preston for over 25 years. she's not alone. the other nominees, hurvin anderson, andrea buttner, rosalind nashashibi, are all of mature years. this jury and the turner prize has perhaps look back at certain artists that were unfairly
overlooked and decided to open it up to those who deserve a second chance or that flourish later in life. it has certainly been a year of flourishing for lubaina and her life's ambition. i'm making a space where other black audiences can feel at home, where they can look at these cutouts and think, that looks a bit like my auntie or that's kind of got the demeanour i've got, or, it's like being at home, it's like being amongst people you know. it's about making a space in an art gallery where you're not the only person of colour. david sillito, bbc news, preston. let's get the latest details on the weather. there has been plenty of
cheer if you want warm sunshine in scotland, northern ireland, parts of northern england and wales over the past few days. maybe not much cheer in the cloud and damp weather across east anglia and south—east england. this is how things were in northern ireland, temperatures reaching 17 degrees. top that in north—west scotla nd degrees. top that in north—west scotland at 20 degrees. butjust nine with the cloud here. add a bit of rain in the london area to end the day. things drifting to the west over the next few hours. there might be some spots of rain overnight for england. while staying mainly dry. some holes in the cloud, especially for northern ireland and scotland. there might be some frost in scotla nd there might be some frost in scotland to start the day tomorrow. more cloud than we had recently. but still some sunshine, clearly showing up still some sunshine, clearly showing up here and from northern ireland and northern england. we still have
this north—easterly breeze coming off the sea, holding temperatures down across this east coast compared with inland and to the west. the sunshine is where it'll feel warmest. not much of that in wales and southern england and east anglia to begin the day. and you may catch some showers, particularly for the midlands and south east. things will brighten up in the central england areas. southern england into east anglia, some bright breaks, but still a threat of showers and strong north—easterly wind. it really is going to be cool along the east coast. still the temperature contrast between east and west. some places in the west getting into the high teens, especially in north—west scotland. not much difference on friday. gusty wind across southern areas. more cloud in southern england. showers and east anglia ‘s and the south—east. but most places staying dry. watching this weather system at the start of the weekend
which could bring rain for a time to the isles of scilly, southern counties of england, the channel islands. we're not sure how far north it'll go, so keep checking the forecast. nor thought that —— north of that, some light showers. the process continues on sunday. there is still a breeze across the north east coast, keeping it cooler than the west with some sunshine and warmth. not much changing into next week. as ever, you can look further ahead by finding a forecast near you online. hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is 0utside source. the two contenders for the french presidency are going head—to—head in a live televised debate. 20 million viewers are expected to tune in as centrist candidate emmanuel macron and his far—right rival marine le pen try to convince undecided voters why they should be the next french president. the debate being seen as the climax of a long and bitter campaign. the final run—off takes place this sunday. as the uk gears up for its own
election, the gloves are off over brexit talks. threats against britain have been issued by european politicians and officials. all of these acts have been deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election that will take place onjune eighth. the fbi director has defended his decision to make public the re—opening of an investigation into hillary clinton's